Set Update version 53

Today another set update. Which contains73 creators and 131 photos.

The largest contributors to this update are:

  • Arek
  • andrew89
  • Iván
  • Vonder

The update will take place after launching a new game with the default set of creators (details can be found here).

After this update, the official set will contain 4275 creators.

 

P.S. The first update of the game itself is coming, so if you found any bugs that needs to be fixed this last days to let me know.

New features in MovieStats

We already have the premiere of Movie Business edition 2019 behind us (although soon the first update is planned to fix some bugs that have already been reported to me – if you had some, let me know). This does not mean, however, that I rest from work on the project. In the end, I could take a moment to work over MovieStats. And today about two functionalities that have appeared there (some of you have already used them).

Read moreNew features in MovieStats

In the next version.... Test screening

The 2018 Edition among the events that may appear during the production were those related to the reaction of the audience after the test screening. It was an event somewhat detached from the reality of the game, because the player could not organize such a show. Expanding the potential events in the course of production I decided to fix it. In the latest version on the occasion of major productions, just before the premiere, the player will be given the opportunity to organize such a test show. Its result will be feedback from viewers and critics, what went wrong in the film.

Read moreIn the next version.... Test screening

In the next version… Festival Gala

Festivals and awards are a very important element of the film world. In Movie Business they also play an important role. However, up to now, the celebration associated with festivals was not too great in the game. To say the truth, the player could even miss the fact that his film won the prize. In the new version it will change, in the end the festivals will definitely get a more celebrity setting ... thanks to the festival gal.

Read moreIn the next version… Festival Gala

In the next version ... Financial history and analytics

A large part of the beginner players are still complaining about the unpredictability of the game (more specifically, it can not be reconciled with the fact that one movie brings huge profits while the other, similar at the first glance, makes a lot of losses). It seems to me that the core issue is not the unpredictability itself, but the lack of tools to analyze what is happening in the game. Hence, in the new version, such a tool will appear in the form of simple analytical tools.

Read moreIn the next version ... Financial history and analytics

In the next version… Changes to the game modes

One of my lecturers from Human-Computer Interaction course asked us once how much the application should have modes?… The correct answer was… 1. It is clear from this perspective that Movie Business is a badly designed application with 4 game modes. Unfortunately, life is not easy and different users have different needs and preferences, hence the number of game modes in the Movie Business will be greater than 1 ... However, observation of players' behavior has made me realize that some changes are needed in this area.

Read moreIn the next version… Changes to the game modes

In the next version… Gifts

It seems to me that the mechanics of the investments in paintings and cars it is not used currently too often by players. I decided that in the next version I will give you more reasons to use it. Well, you can give gifts in the form of cars or paintings. Who will you be able to give them and for what?

Read moreIn the next version… Gifts

Welcome to the new Forum

New survey forum does not last too long. It is true that the opinion as to the need to have are divided into (a bit more followers) was not, however, an overwhelming advantage. Finally the creation of a new forum decided to so my thoughts. I found that would do well, however, the place where in a broader circle, you can discuss some of the issues related to the game.

Read moreWelcome to the new Forum

Work on the 2019 Edition started!

The faithful fans of the game know that end of the year is the time when I work more intensively over the next edition of the Movie Business game. So today I can officially confirm this. So, work over Edition 2019 Edition has been started. Apart from this annoucement I have today also some general information about the content of the next edition.

Read moreWork on the 2019 Edition started!

Movie Business 2018 Update 3

The next update of the 2018 Edition is ready for download. It does not make too many changes, but corrects several errors, and improves the game balance.

For a complete list of changes see version history. The game you obtain it, as usual, with the subpage Download MB2.

This version also updates the set makers to 51 version that adds 169 creators.

The main contributors allowed this update:

  • Levardos (68 of the creators)
  • andrew89 (59 of the creators)
  • Arek (36 artists)

Remember that some developers could get to the waiting room with a relative too modest filmography (or too few significant roles).

Of course, as always, I look forward to your comments, ideas, reactions and of course information about problems or errors.

If you have not heard about the Movie Business and you are here for the first time, you can also refer to the section Director's Cut and Help page, where you can find a lot of information that can help you in the early stages of exploring, this already quite extensive, games.

If you like the game I remind you of the possibility of Donations 🙂

Enjoy!

P.S To już ostatnia aktualizacja w tym roku (no chyba że pojawią się jakieś mega krytyczne błędy) i powoli zaczynam myśleć o wersje 2019 😉

MovieStats: New statuses for the creators of the waiting room and to improve

Recently a lot of you adding your own proposals of creators with MovieStats. Although I was very happy, but there are cases when your suggestions may not be accepted. The reasons for this state of affairs are of two types: formal or technical. Hence I decided to to the current status of the creator accepted or rejected introduce two new statuses, which should somewhat clarify the reason not to accept the creator at any given time, which can, however, be accepted in the future.

Read moreMovieStats: New statuses for the creators of the waiting room and to improve

Update 2 version 2018 Movie Business and creators of version 50

Another update edit 2018 is ready to download. It does not make too many changes, but corrects several errors, and improves the game balance.

For a complete list of changes see version history. The game you obtain it, as usual, with the subpage Download MB2.

This version also updates the set makers to 50 version which adds a 194.

Read moreUpdate 2 version 2018 Movie Business and creators of version 50

Designing experience and Movie Business

About three years ago I mentioned You about that on the portal PolakPotrafi I supported the crowfounding of book about game design by Jacek Wesołowski and the team Wonderland Engineering (Wszechświetności Engineering) entitled: Engineering games. Level design for beginners. As part of the prize, in addition to the e-book, I chose the Business. Since then, there have been a few versions of the game, in which I included part of the comments and suggestions contained in the prepared by Jack document.

Where such a surge of nostalgia? Well, more than a dozen days ago started a new project of the same team. This is again a book dedicated to designing games, this time, however, the more extensive and more comprehensive. Its title is Designing experience. Mechanisms, emotions, narration.

Read moreDesigning experience and Movie Business

In the next version… Tutorials

The movie business every moment gains the rail option, and becomes more and more complicated. One of the users of Reddit (where sometimes I put information about new versions of the game) drew attention to the fact that the game does not have any tutorial. I admit that from my point of view this is the element with the lowest priority, because personally, I prefer to spend your limited time to develop games, and not documentation. Unfortunately, the reality is that the issues of tutorials to no end can be omitted. Today, when games for pennies or completely free is a whole bunch and it's cross-platform, when someone finds a niche game, creator has mostly only a few minutes for the new player interest in its production. In addition, when the game is so poor graphically how the movie Business by far harder to require players to spend they enough time to learn its nuances or horror of horrors to read the documentation (which after all to help for game exists and contains quite a lot of interesting details).

Hence I made the decisions that a stopgap tutorial would be useful, however, in the game.

Read moreIn the next version… Tutorials

In the next version… Events during production and producer decisions

Another, at first glance, a small modification that will appear in the new version of the game is to change the approach to evaluating the developers that occur in the movie. So far all of the enumerations associated with the determination of how well individual developers have done their job (enumeration performance) were made at the time of release. Now the most important element of which is the assessment of performance artists will be made at the very beginning of the production. This small change and has tremendous consequence and creates completely new possibilities. It's probably the biggest revolution in the game since the introduction of writing games.

Read moreIn the next version… Events during production and producer decisions

In the next version. Licenses or rights to the movie

In today's world the importance of play, licenses, about specific artifacts (pop) culture. They allow you to create movies that are based on the idea. The concept of license (in the sense of rights to films) will appear in the next version of the game.

Read moreIn the next version. Licenses or rights to the movie

Over 3000 artists or update 48

To ostatnia aktualizacja twórców w tym roku. Jednak bardzo istotna. Dzięki Waszemu zaangażowaniu i aktywności sprawia ona, że oficjalny zestaw twórców przekroczył barierę 3000 osób dostępnych w bazie gry (dokładnie 3092). Gorąco chciałem podziękować wszystkich, którzy przyczynili się do pokonania tej bariery.

Today's set update brings 239 creators and 483 photos.

The largest contributors to this update are:

  • Balša Milijaš
  • andrew89
  • Arek
  • Bohusz

The update will take place after launching a new game with the default set of creators (details can be found here).

A przy okazji życzę Wam Wesołych Świąt!

P.S. Życzeń noworocznych jeszcze nie składam, bo w tym roku planuję jeszcze jeden wpis 🙂

In the next version… Contracts

Options contracts jumping somewhere in the ideas of the players, however, there was no justification for its implementation from the point of view of mechanics (it was hard to put them together with some other elements from the world of the game). With the advent of the sequels some began to grieve over the fact that they do not always all the developers were available when they wanted to make a follow-up to his blockbuster. At this point the option began to take the meaning I had to find a sensible way of integrating a the mechanics in the game.

And here I guess. Along with the next version there is a new option that allows you to sign the contract with the chosen developer. Contracts will be subject to the following rules.

Read moreIn the next version… Contracts

About numbering the next version

Season autumn/winter has already started so it is time for information about the next version. Yes, I can confirm that work on it already underway… Once this formality we've time to go into the details. Today, a few words about the changes in the numbering of the version of the game what we are waiting for you.

Read moreAbout numbering the next version

Update on the creators of 47

Today another set update. Which contains 134 creators and 371 photos.

The largest contributors to this update are:

  • Balša Milijaš
  • Tomas Av
  • robbert
  • andrew89

The update will take place after launching a new game with the default set of creators (details can be found here).

After this update, the official set will contain 2935 creators.

 

PS Soon there will be new interesting information as to what the next version of the game.

Updated 45 developers

As promised today another update. You will find it 132 creators and 278 photos.

The largest contributors to this update are:

  • Balša Milijaš
  • Tomas Av
  • andrew89 

The update will take place after launching a new game with the default set of creators (details can be found here).

In total, the default set of games already has 2798 creators.

Ponieważ wciąż niektórzy z Was bardzo aktywnie dodajecie twórców pewnie wkrótce pojawi się kolejna aktualizacja. Oby tak dalej 🙂